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Solar facility proposed for Gloucester

Strata Solar, LLC. has filed an application with Gloucester County to develop a solar energy facility on Route 14 near Toddsbury Lane.

Strata will hold a public meeting to discuss its project at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Gloucester Library in Main Street Center. The Gloucester County Planning Commission is expected to hold a public hearing on Strata’s conditional use permit request on March 2 in the colonial courthouse.

Strata has applied to build the solar facility on an approximately 203-acre site that it plans to lease heading east on Route 14 starting at Toddsbury Lane.

A CUP is needed for a utility grade solar facility, which is the largest of three sizes permitted in the county, according to Sean McNash of the Gloucester County Planning Office. Strata plans to build a 20-megawatt collection facility on property zoned Rural Conservation (RC-2).

McNash said Strata’s plans call for 66,000 photovoltaic panels to be erected on 900 racks. Each rack will pivot during the day...

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